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Vital document on the state of the information war,
This review is from: The Revolution will be Digitised: Dispatches from the Information War (Kindle Edition)Do you remember when the first major salvos of the information war were documented in Bruce Sterling's The Hacker Crackdown? The Cypherpunks on the cover of the first issue of Wired?
This latest book from investigative journalist Heather Brooke is as important a document as Sterlings, we are at another stage of the ongoing conflict with Wikileaks and the battles between personality and ideology. She also harks back to the battles of those cypherpunks reporting on the lament that they won a battle back then but became lazy and now we are paying a price for that lack of vigilance.
Right now it is exciting times again, politics and technology are head on, radical changes are happening in the world assisted by communications technology. This book is neither tech dystopian or tech utopian but a report from the landscape as it is right now.
There are a number of books that right now cover this resurgence of political hacking, all around the spine of activity that is Wikileaks, if you read a lot of them then there are many characters that reappear but Heather is a part of the story and reports from her vantage point there.
A great book, vital as her last two and all of her reporting.